browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

nurserymore about nursery


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nursery  \Nurs"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Nurseries}.  [Cf.  F.  nourricerie.] 
  1.  The  act  of  nursing.  [Obs.]  ``Her  kind  nursery.''  --Shak. 
  2.  The  place  where  nursing  is  carried  on  as: 
  a  The  place  or  apartment,  in  a  house,  appropriated  to 
  the  care  of  children. 
  b  A  place  where  young  trees,  shrubs,  vines,  etc.,  are 
  propagated  for  the  purpose  of  transplanting;  a 
  plantation  of  young  trees. 
  c  The  place  where  anything  is  fostered  and  growth 
  promoted.  ``Fair  Padua,  nursery  of  arts.''  --Shak. 
  Christian  families  are  the  nurseries  of  the 
  church  on  earth,  as  she  is  the  nursery  of  the 
  church  in  heaven.  --J.  M.  Mason. 
  d  That  which  forms  and  educates;  as  commerce  is  the 
  nursery  of  seamen. 
  3.  That  which  is  nursed.  [R.]  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  room  for  a  baby  [syn:  {baby's  room}] 
  2:  a  building  with  glass  walls  and  roof;  for  the  cultivation 
  and  exhibition  of  plants  under  controlled  conditions  [syn: 
  {greenhouse},  {glasshouse}] 

more about nursery